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FOX News
Nov 6, 2013 8:00am PST
with this fox news alert with kathleen sebelius who has returned to capitol hill for round two on the botched obamacare rollout. good morning, i am jon scott. >> and i am harris faulkner and for generally. last night was the house and today the senate finance committee. we have been following this on the fox news channel and the health and human services secretary is fielding tough questions from both sides of the political aisle. there is a mad -- to fix it. peter ducey begins our live coverage. reporter: that is right, secretary kathleen sebelius says that hhs is on a aggressive schedule. basically a bunch of problems listed in order of importance. experts have assured the administration and health care.gov is not fatally flawed in that it does not need to go off-line to get fixed. >> given the fact that various fixes, particularly of functionality fixes have to be written in batches, it has been advised that you don't gain much from this taken the whole system down for a couple of weeks, it's better to do this on an ongoing basis. >> the ranking republican on the senate finance committee,
PBS
Nov 10, 2013 3:30pm PST
sebelius, the cabinet secretary of health and human services stood her ground. kathleen sebelius testified where chiros grilled about the promise -- where she was grilled about the promise president obama made americans who like their insurance can keep it. >> if you like your plan, keep your plan. >> he pressed kathleen sebelius to say whether the president's promise still listed on the white house website is still true or is it false? kathleen sebelius insisted the president's promise is true for those whose plans qualify. but he artfully dodged the point that 78 million that do not qualify under the obama care law will lose their insurance next year. the report contradicts the obama administration reassurances. that only a few face cancellation. constituents see this so their outrage is widespread. they perceive it as obama duplicity and welcome anyroomied. so on monday -- any remedy. so on monday two democrats introduced s1642, a bill that allows insurance plans offered to individuals to be sold in coming years. here is the description. we said and the president said that if people hav
CNN
Nov 7, 2013 2:00am PST
secretary kathleen sebelius saying healthcare.gov needs millions of fixes. here is more from brianna kei r keilar. >> it is wonderful to see all of you. >> reporter: texas, not exactly friendly territory for obama care. but that is where president obama went to criticize republican opposition to his signature health care reform program and promising its faulty website will soon be up and running. >> we are working overtime to get this fixed. the website is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month, we anticipate that it is going to be working the way it is supposed to. >> reporter: back in the hot seat again, embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified before a senate committee conceding not many people have signed up. >> early enrollment numbers are going to be very low. >> reporter: republicans questioned the security of healthcare.gov and the screening of so-called navigators that help people enroll. >> so a convicted felon could be a navigator and could require sensitive personal information from an innocent perso
MSNBC
Nov 6, 2013 7:00am PST
're waiting for this hearing to get under way. kathleen sebelius was very direct the last time she went before the house. she said, look, i take responsibility. we're going to fix this. i'm wondering, lynn, is the real problem going to come if by the end of this month the website is still broken? >> the real problem is that there are many, many problems now. it's not only that the website alone isn't working, it's that when it did work, it gave inaccurate information. we now know that in this month the problems, chris, have just cascaded. so when you get it working, it gives you bad information. and then you have the shock coming to some people, who did believe the president when he said nothing would change. a small number of people, granted, but things did change. so you have layer upon layer of problem now. having said that, i do want to say if you have no insurance, this is still a great deal for you. >> yeah, you've got to also look at what the president is doing. he's going to dallas tonight. he's not just going to thank the volunteers but try to rish the republican governors to expand m
FOX News
Nov 6, 2013 2:00am PST
18 to 16. kathleen sebelius is being drilled again as congress is sorting out the observe caobama. what is expected today. what is on tap? >> we had some of the biggest advocates with the healthcare law. kathleen sebelius is returning to capitol hill today. she will get fresh questioning from senators addressing growing concerns not only about implementation but the law itself. it included a senior administrator involving the implementation. they says the site is able to process nearly 10's of thousands of registrants per hour with almost no errors. >> they can review and compare plans without registering for an account. this functionality was not working well in the days leading up to it so we opted to prioritize work on the application process instead. >> remember we learned many couldn't keep their health plan? is jay carney was thrilled by reporters yesterday. he says the president can go back in time and he is focused on getting it right for the american people. he also encouraged approximately 6 million people without health insurance to sign up. back to you. >> elizabeth pr
CBS
Nov 6, 2013 4:30am EST
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius answers questions from the senate finance committee. susan mcginnis has the latest from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. this will be the third time she comes to the hill to talk about the health care law. she'll likely focus on the positive aspects of it and the improvements they've made to the website. that's what mary tavenner did. probably neither of them will apiece all the critics of the website and the health care law. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is on capitol hill today answering questions about the troubled healthcare.gov website. >> we're now more than 30 days into one of the greatest website disasters in history. after nearly $400 million, healthcare.gov is synonymous with failure. >> yesterday the head of the government agency administers the website says fixes are working. mary tavenner says healthcare.gov can now process nearly 17,000 people registering every hour with almost no errors. the government needs more enrollees, especially healthy young people to help make insurance
CNN
Nov 6, 2013 10:00am PST
christie. just hours after his landslide row re-election victory. >>> right now, kathleen sebelius just finished facing some very tough questions over the problems plaguing the obama care website. the health and human services secretary testifying by the senate finance committee. >>> and right now, a record day on wall street, the dow hitting an all-time intraday high this morning. right now it's up, up 98 points right now. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. you can stick a fork in election 2013 -- it's done. now the pundits and the politicians are busy reading the tea leaves to see what the results mean going forward. was this a referendum on obama care? and if so, how worried should democrats be? what do the results say about the tea party and the fight within the gop? we're going to get into all of that. but first, chris christie's landslide win in the new jersey governor's race, is seen by many as a warm-up to the 2016 presidential race. in his victory speech, christie pointed to new jersey as a model for the way washington should work. >> i know if we can do t
FOX Business
Nov 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
, no. >>> marcia blackburn grilled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, you remember this, over healthcare.gov debacle. president is blaming republicans, republicans for the website failure. congresswoman blackburn is here to respond. more "money" coming up. @?? if you've got copd like me, hey breathing's hard. @?? know the feeling? copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24 hours. spiriva helps me breathe easier. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, vision changes or eye pain, or problems passing urine. other side effects include dry mouth and constipation. nothing can
FOX Business
Nov 2, 2013 10:00am EDT
>>> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius had a bad day on capitol hill, telling president obama kept his health care promise, that obama care is working while apologizing for the fact that it doesn't. i'm lou dobbs. >>> good evening, everybody. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius today testified before the house energy and commerce committee. on the disastrous obama carrollout. sebelius took responsibility for the website failure while making the outrageous claim that the website has actually never crashed. >> we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do to date, although i would suggest the website has never crashed, it is functional but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. >> and at the very moment that sebelius made that statement, the healthcare.gov system was down. and it stayed down for the duration of the hearing. sebelius did offer an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not l
CNN
Nov 7, 2013 3:00am PST
of the month. that would be the headline except a new problem seems to have come up as kathleen sebelius returned to capitol hill for yet another grilling, this time a security risk to users. breanna keeler is following developments, live at the white house this morning. >> reporter: it was another damaging appearance on the hill for hhs secretary kathleen sebelius. as president obama headed to the lone star state, that's right, but not a coincidence that he was in texas where a republican governor has blocked the expansion of medicaid under the obama care law. >> it is wonderful to see all of you. >> reporter: texas, not exactly friendly territory for obama care. but that's where president obama went to criticize republican opposition to his signature health care reform program. and promised its faulty website will soon be up and running. >> we are working overtime to get this fixed. and the website is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month we anticipate it is going to be working the way it is supposed to. >> reporter: back in the hot seat a
CNN
Nov 6, 2013 6:00am PST
of town, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius handles the fight on capitol hill. the administration is doing more damage control as reports from obama care contracts indicate even more problems with the october roamout than previously thought. we're going to monitor this hearing. and we'll bring you news as a it warrants. sebelius is sure to face blit terring criticisms, though, in that hearing. not only over the website debacle, but also over the false assurances that people could keep their insurance plans if they wanted to. you may remember this exchange from her last appearance on capitol hill. >> some people like to drive a ford and some people like to drink out of a red solo cup, not out of a chris it will stem. you're taking away their choice. >> and that was marsha blackburn. and she's joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> you didn't minnesota words with her. now i think americans want solutions. listen to what your fellow republican, chris christie had to say. >> i think that the party has got to focus on winning again. you know, somet
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was back on capitol hill. libby casey is in washington for us, libby, the senate, hello, is supposed to be safe territory for the democrats, but that was not the case today. >> reporter: that's right, tony, and it started right off the bat. the committee chairman, democrat of montana, is one of the main architects of the healthcare law. he warned if the i amer implementation of this law was not handled well it could be a train wreck. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to members of the administration to say that they didn't see the problems coming. secretary sebelius the last time you came before this committee i used two words to voice my concern about the law's implementation. since then my words have been used to twist and malign the affordable care act. make no mistake, i believe in this law. >> you hear democrats, including senate bacchus supporting the law but being disappointed in how this roll out has been handled. secretary sebelius said it's been a miserable five weeks since the health a care.go heal. >> now some have a
MSNBC
Nov 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
, kathleen sebelius was back on the hill. >> users are receiving far fewer error messages and time-outs. and we're now able to process nearly 17,000 reg strants per hour with almost no errors. for millions of americans, delay is not an option. people's lives depend on this. we discussed security as part of the overall operations on a regular basis with the operations team, but no one i would say suggested that the risk outweigh the importance of moving forward. >> let's go right to luke russert in washington. luke, not quite the same fireworks we saw during sebelius's first round of testimony, but what did you make of the oversight there today? >> that's to be expected. the senate is the house of lords as compared to the house of commons. but what we did learn today, number one, is that kathleen sebelius resisted bipartisan attempts to perhaps shut down the website until they can get it fixed so it wouldn't be any more confusing for those who want to enroll. you saw in the bite there, there was no point in doing that because it is easier to fix the website while it was up. we also
FOX News
Nov 29, 2013 11:00pm PST
. kathleen sebelius wrote a blog o ahead of the deadline. now. some highlights on the screen f for you and all of our viewers g now. i want you to see, she's put a shopping theme to getting is coverage on the website once it goes live, she says the product is popular, so avoid the lines and shop healthcare.gov during off-peak hours, morningings, nights, weekends. then the next point is, have your income and tax informationb ready whener you logon. and there are 23 shopping days in december for coverage starting january 1, 2014. no need to rush. unless you've got a cancellation notice and you are desperate to get health care. your thoughts? >> isn't it very amazing that wi have the united states federal government that is starting to r sound like a very cheap retailer. i don't think that once again helps the confidence and credibility of this administration. and no little gimmick is going u to solve this issue.budget o the american people are very ino concerned. even when you think about what the congressional budget office says, ten years into this lost they're saying there will stil
MSNBC
Nov 8, 2013 9:00am EST
access. >> kathleen sebelius? >> under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last 4 1/2 years has done a great job in setting up the insurance market so that there is a good product for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't like code. she was not our it person. she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, there would have been a whole lot more questions asked in terms of how this thing is working. my priority right now is to get it fixed. ultimately -- >> she is still the right person? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president and this is my team. if it's not working it's my job to get it fixed. >> a lot more and other issues throughout the hour. i have to sneak in a break, but they would allow plans that existed on the individual market as of this year to stay in effect through 2014. he responded to the president in the following statement. an apology is certainly an order, but what americans want to hear is that the president will keep his promise. the president is sincerely sorry he misled the american people, the least he can do is s
CNN
Nov 6, 2013 3:00am PST
kathleen sebelius going before the senate finance committee today. last week she told members of the house she was sorry for the obama care website debacle. newly released documents show the site had even more problems than first reported. >>> the brother of the new jersey mall shooter says his family still does not know why he did it. kevin shoop says his brother richard didn't plan to hurt anyone but himself. a friend of the shooter said he sent him a message that said they needed to talk but he was already asleep and he did not respond. >>> new details in a mysterious plane crash last week. preliminary ntsb reports says the pilot, michael kallen filed a flight plan showing a short trip within canada. he did not talk to air traffic control at the nashville airport before he crashed. the wreckage was not spotted until some six hours after the crash. >>> two oklahoma inmates who escaped through a prison shower ceiling are back behind bars this morning. they were picked up at a home not far from the prison. they were part of a group of four inmates who made a clean getaway last month climbi
FOX News
Nov 6, 2013 3:00am PST
on capitol hill about the disastrous obamacare rollout, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius returns today for round 2. what can we expect to hear? joining us from the senate side, pennsylvania senator pat toomy, a member of the senate finance committee. he's going to be there this morning. good morning to you, senator. >> good morning, steve. >> i bet she's going to get an ear full because i know you guys in the senate have been getting an ear full from your constituents who suddenly have gotten those, hey, you've just been canceled notes in the mail. >> that is exactly right. of course, you know, how many times has the president promised people that if you like the coverage you have, you'll get to keep it? we always knew that was untrue. now, of course, it's coming home. and it's devastating to people. three and a half million so far have gotten these letters. because of obamacare, they lose their coverage. their plan no longer meets the satisfaction of the president and his administration. and here's what's devastating, steve. because of the incompetent rollout and the lac
FOX News
Nov 29, 2013 4:00pm PST
a look at something with me. i don't know if you caught this today, congressman. kathleen sebelius wrote a blog ahead the deadline which we know now is a moving target with thought an extension and shut it down overnight. highlights on the screen for you and all of our viewers now. i just want you to see she has kind of put a shopping theme to getting coverage on healthcare.gov once it goes live again. a holiday shopping theme. she says the product is popular. so avoid the lines and shop healthcare.gov during off peak hours, morning, nights, weekends. that sounds like a lot of hours. sounds like it's going to be crowded which gets them back into the problem they were trying to avoid. next point is have your income and tax information ready when you log on. 23 shopping days in december for coverage starting january 1st, 2014. no need to rush, unless, of course, you have got a cancellation notice and you are desperate to get healthcare before the first. your thoughts? >> well, isn't it amazing united states government sharp retailer. i don't think that helps the confidence and credibility
FOX News
Nov 10, 2013 10:00am PST
what some saw as a less than ringing endorsement of kathleen sebelius, saying she isn't to blame because she's not an i.t. person. with us now, former white house deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush and fnc contributor karl rove, and columnist for "the daily beast" and fnc contributor kirsten powers. welcome to you both. kirsten, i'll start with you. do you think that the president's made enough of an apology at this point to express that he feels what people are going through and takes in some way responsibility for telling them they could keep their plans when we know the administration knew to some extent they wouldn't be able to? >> yeah, i mean, i think it is an apology. maybe people want a little more self-flagellation or something, but he definitely did apologize. it was a little too late, i would say, after they had, you know, come out day after day kind of acting annoyed a bit that people were complaining about this and a little put out. and then i think they realized that it was getting out of control and they were going to have to do something. so, the ne
MSNBC
Nov 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
, kathleen sebelius today on capitol hill. >> we know that lying to congress is a crime. but unfortunately, lying to the american people is not. >> oh, no, i'm sorry. that was senator cornyn calling the president a liar. the senator had exactly nothing to say about covering the uninsured in his state, which is pretty much the republican position nationwide. take virginia tea partier extraordinaire ken cuccinelli who branded his strident race as a referendum on the affordable care act. >> tonight you sent a message to the president of the united states that you believe that virginia understands that obama care is a failure and that you want to be in charge of your health care and not the government. >> right. supporters of the kuch sent that message somehow through his loss last night to democrat, terry mcauliffe. to be fair, it was a tighter race than anticipated. mcauliffe winning by just two-and-a-half points after being up six in a quinnipiac poll monday. if health care was a part of that tightening gap, cuccinelli can blame his own far right ideology for his loss. according to exit pol
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 6:00am EST
will sign the bill that was passed by the legislature on tuesday. >>> kathleen sebelius will be answering more questions about problems with the federal health exchange website later this morning. she'll testify before a senate committee. >>> in sports the 49ers alden smith returned to the team and spoke about his alcohol rehab for the first time. find out what the star linebacker has to say in a bit. >>> the storm system marching across the country is bringing rain eastward. i'll have the forecast and plus the latest on a super typhoon. >>> in the next hour, the press secretary for the republican national committee will join us live. we'll ask here if the election results reflect how americans feel about the republican party and how the tea party factored into the votes yesterday. >>> "al jazeera america" continues in two and a half minutes. thomas drayton and i will have all of the day's top news. >> they say they did it because they were trying to protect my children. they didn't protect my children, they traumatized them. >> fault lines examines why so many native american kids are ca
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2013 7:00am EST
kathleen sebelius testifying before the senate finance committee. i want to play you a bit of her testimony right now. [video clip] >> the enrollment numbers, which we will release next week, which will be the first month of enrollments, are likely to be quite low given the struggles that people have had getting access to the site and getting information. >> do you expect the numbers to be very high during the month of november and december? >> well, i am hoping that with the site improvements we will see more robust numbers, but fullythe site is improved and we have opened up the doors wide to a lot of people, we are going to have i think a struggle getting significant numbers to sign up. >> sure. talkingthleen sebelius about the expectations game. what else was your take away from her testimony this past week? guest: the administration is that for a long time they have always expected that the majority of people would be more motivated by a deadline to sign up so people would not necessarily come in in october. a vet to revive a campaign more dramatically -- they've had to revise that cam
FOX News
Nov 9, 2013 11:00am PST
.gov should be shut down until it's fixed and made that proposal to kathleen sebelius this week. >> you've indicated that delays health care for a lot of people. and i appreciate that, but if you want more time, why not just get it done right? >> and this week, 16 democratic senators met with the president at the white house to express their concerns about the health care glitches. 12 of those senators voted for the affordable care act in 2010 and face re-election next year. dan lettinger. editorial board member joe rego and washington columnist kim straso. this is not a president who apologizes for much. recently, he just said we're going to grind it out. i think that's a direct quote. we're going to grind it out on obama care. why the switch on the apology? >> i think after what are he's been through with obama care the last two weeks and that meeting with the 15 senators, he had to stop the political bleeding on this problem. he had to do something. so he's apologized tore the american people. problems remain that are going to be very difficult to reverse. first of all -- >> do you t
ABC
Nov 6, 2013 4:00am PST
.gov getting another airing on capitol hill today when secretary kathleen sebelius testifies before a senate committee. president obama may field more questions when he attends a health care event in dallas. enrollment numbers for the site will be released next week. >>> and north of the border now. a bombshell has been dropped by the mayor of toronto. after being dogged by allegations for months, mayor rob ford has publicly admitted that he has smoked crack-cocaine. but despite intense pressure to step down, ford says he has no plans to resign. >> yes, i have smoked crack-cocaine. do i? am i an addict? no. have i tried it? probably in one of my drunken stupors, approximately about a year ago. i have nothing left to hide. i would do anything, absolutely anything, to change the past. but the past is the past. and we must move forward. >> toronto law makes no provision for the mayor's forced removal from office unless he is convicted and jailed for a criminal offense. >>> the new jersey mall shattered by gun violence opens for business again this morning. workers at the garden state plaza repa
CBS
Nov 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
. john, thank you very much. today secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius told congress there were 200 flaws in the health care web site but she expects all will be fixed by the end of the month. three and a half million americans have been told that their health plans will be canceled because their plans don't meet the minimum requirements of obamacare. we asked wyatt andrews to look into that. >> reporter: karen defnall did not vote for the president and was not a fan of health care reform until she learned that obamacare could be a very good deal for her. >> i perceive this as a blessing and if it comes into fruition i'm very grateful for this. >> reporter: defnall, who runs a small day care in virginia, is about to lose her current policy with anthem health. her monthly premium now at $771 will go down under obamacare to $221 thanks to a federal subsidy. she also saves on out-of-pocket costs. defnall's current policy has limited coverage for preventative tests, pediatric care and the emergency room. but all of that is covered under the new law and could reduce her ou
FOX
Nov 7, 2013 4:25am EST
secretary kathleen sebelius says that's not going to happen. >> for millions of americans, delay is not an option. people's lives depend on this. >> reporter: sebelius says the website will be fully functional by the end of the month. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> wednesday did bring more signs of a potential extension to the enrollment period for aca. the head of human that, one of the lasters insurers in the obamacare market place said the government will eventually give people more time to sign up. >>> the officials from the united states, russia, china, britain, france and germany will begin meetings today with iranian representatives over iran's nuclear enrichment program. the gang of six are seeking an end to the nuclear program there in exchange they will cut back on sanctions against iran which have crippled their economy. but a bill being debated in the united states could derail the talks. congress is considering imposing new sanctions, a move the white house is trying to postpone. >>> it is possible that yasser arafat
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
for health and how many services secretary kathleen sebelius to be fired. >> she shouldn't be there. >> he is demanding numbers on enrollment numbers throughing a subpoena. in a statement, he said: >> secretary sebelius maintains the facts and physician aren't reliable because the site hasn't been functioning properly and that is no why she has not provided the information. she insists the numbers will be released by mid november. the administration set a goal to enroll 7 million people by march 1. >> keep in mind, 250 people in the first two days doesn't add up. >> the math definitely doesn't add up. when we did the math, they need to be doing 40,000 h 40,000 enrs to hit the mark, still, sebelius is saying the site is up and running, and they are accepting applications, although slowly. >> that's a big gap. >> indeed. brightest minds from top technology companies are being brought in to help fix the site. the obama administration is recruiting to help fix the exchange. they are arriving just in time here. the announcement came thursday after the site had been down for a day and a half. >>
CNN
Nov 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
's my friend. >> better than he gave to kathleen sebelius. >> exactly. >> this was a lot better. >> so texas governor rick perry was in iowa. he's clearly prepping for another run for the white house. let's listen to what he said. rather interesting. >> we're losing the country we love to a government that is too big, too arrogant, too controlling of our every day lives. our leaders have forgotten how to govern. believe me, i know a few things about forgetting. >> obviously during the key debate moment where he forgot -- >> the three agencies he would eliminate. >> exactly. >> should he have even brought this up? >> absolutely. >> because he's still battling this going into another cycle. >> surest way to get rid of something is to make fun of yourself. he has been joking about that now for how many years, right, since he first -- >> might voters forgive him? >> a lot of people think it's crazy for him to get back out there because his campaign was so disastrous. yes, voters do forgive people. often if you make fun, that kind of humor is great and is it a long shot for him to rehabilit
FOX News
Nov 22, 2013 6:00am PST
to help the law and keep the law in place. remember this, now the president can fire kathleen sebelius as health secretary and put somebody in of highs choosing. now the president can do whatever he wants at the epa the president can do all kinds of things that republicans and moderate democrats. he can with executive authority do exactly whatever he wants. martha: you're so right, chris. this is a huge moment and big game-changer for all the reasons that you just detailed. h. really you try to sort of figure out what the discussion has been in the oval office and in the west wing. they know they're in a dire situation and they need to change the scheme but it does appear they will start a hold the ball and literally try to push it through the defensive line and make it go into the touchdown zone they're hoping. so talk to me a little bit about the possibility that you just brought up. are we about to see a change of some of the players in this game? >> well, one of the reasons, and you, we talked about it before, one of the reasons that everybody said that kathleen sebelius was safe a
CNBC
Nov 13, 2013 7:00pm EST
to have this website fixed by november the 30th. very different tone from kathleen sebelius who talked on a conference call from reporters later in the day. she said this website is up and running, open for business and people are enrolling now. a big tone difference here between park and sebelius. maybe a divergence of strategy here in terms of what they're trying to set as expectations for the end of this month. >> or maybe park knows what he's talking about and sebelius doesn't. >> park is the guy -- >> he's on the line. >> he's the guy they've put in charge of this office. he's the one sleeping in his office in the days leading up to the rollout. even republicans give him deference on the technical questions. he's the guy who knows what he's doing. why wasn't he involved earlier on. >> right. like a grownup. eamon, stay with us. hang on. joining us health care experts, bosh lichefsky. and avik roy. "how medicaid failed." is that true? >> that's the under appreciated thing. medicaid enrollment is huge. that's huge for the fiscal associations in the states. they're going to take some
CNN
Nov 6, 2013 1:00am PST
. >>> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies later today before the senate finance committee. last week, she told members of the house that she was sorry for the obama care website debacle. she is expected to face a slightly more welcoming committee today, detailed progress to has been made to get healthcare.gov up and running again normally. >>> governor chris christie revealed on cnn tuesday that mitt romney apologized for leaked information that made its way into a tell-all book about the 2012 campaign. christie slammed the romney team for a complete violation of trust, much like someone leaving their cell phone on. >> i'm terribly sorry! >> the book "double down" reveals romney's team didn't pick him as running mate because his background was littered with political land mines. >> i have to till why phone is on silent. "early start" continues right now. >>> landslide victories in new jersey and new york. nail
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 9:00am EST
of the republican party, and then the obamacare website fiasco comes in, president obama and kathleen sebelius has not handled this well. they have not given us the numbers who had signed up. president obama has backed down on his promise that people wouldn't lose their insurance plans, and would be able to stay with their own doctors. does the democratic party have to be worried seeing what's happened today? >> yeah, simply because in both new jersey and virginia obama's popularity has really sunk, specifically since four years ago just after he got elected. obama is not a popular figure right now. his national poll ratings are below 40% for the first time ever. he's unpopular in virginia. he's unpopular in new jersey. christie took advantage that have, ken cuccinelli could not do it. what it says to the democrats is that you're in trouble, democrats, but the only thing you have to rely on is the ability for republicans to commit suicide. >> the gallop tracking poll has president obama's approval rating down near his all-time low at 39%. jim, your reaction to what bill just said? >> well, i mean,
FOX News
Nov 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
the record" right now. if i were in his shoeings, i would say can you get kathleen sebelius on the phone for me? >> you can imagine that this is the kind of post mortem that's going to be happening for years about how this health care site was constructed so poorly. first there was a long list of federal contractors, many of which had no particular expertise in creating systems exactly like this one. we have to remember that in public systems, for systems response sorried by the government, this is unprecedented so really this is expertise that can be found in the private sector, in consumer driven companies that are used to interfacing with the public. those are the ones who really have the expertise here. a and the administration didn't rely on many of them to help out. they seem to be relying on them a little bit now to triage the site or provide alternatives for the public. >> in five days when the deadline for november 30th arrives and the website probably is not working the way the website would like it to or the way that many consumers need it to. at that point does president obam
FOX News
Nov 29, 2013 3:00am PST
neat to look at. >> aides to hhs secretary kathleen sebelius confirmed on wednesday that the web site won't be ready to handle small businesses' purchases of health insurance for their employees until this time next year, prompting this response from republican national committee chairman. with each passing day, it's clear how much worse obamacare is than a web site full of glitches. yet again the administration has made a wholesale change to their signature piece of legislation because of the disastrous impact it is having on americans. it's time we stop delays pieces of obamacare, he concluded, and scrap it and start over with common sense reforms. uninsured individuals who want to avoid paying that fine must purchase their health coverage by march 31. back to you in new york. >> thank you, james rosen, from d.c. >> thanks. >>> as the deadline approaches, we've seen a couple of closed door meetings taking place with democrats who are concerned certainly about their reelection and want to go find out from the administration what exact israeli going to happen. we know vice president b
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2013 3:00am PST
.gov not functional. kathleen sebelius met with some of the so-called navigators in south florida, the website went down. >> this is a disaster. we have asked the american people to behave differently. when was the last time we asked the entire country to do something differently. now doing that it better be right and we clearly know it has not been. my concern is the war of anecdotes going forward. i can't get my old insurance. or i have cancer are so much more intense, than the positive anecdotes. so that's my big concern. the only shot the president has is and people won't be happy with it is what i call a five year narrative. two things will be happening. we'll lower the growth in health care costs which we're starting to see and more people will have insurance. but this is a five, ten year proposition. won't make people happy today. this at this point is only map. >> you can be right. the fundamental problem for him is what happens with democrats in the senate who are up for reelection. we might see in three or four years but that's not fast enough for democrats in the house or senate. the web
FOX
Nov 6, 2013 7:00am PST
bills with parking control officers. >>> ing kathleen sebelius is back on -- kathleen see bell just is back on capitol hill -- sebelius is back on capitol hill. she's answering lawmakers' questions about the new healthcare law. last week, he she testified to a house committee and apologized for the problematic rollout of the healthcare.gov website. >>> california lawmakers are getting their first pay raise in six years. the independent panel that determines salaries for state legislators had trimmed those paychecks as california struggled through the recession. but the economy is improving along with a growing tax revenue. the panel said state lawmakers will get a 5% pay raise starting next month. rank and file lawmakers in sacramento will now make $895,000 a year -- $95,000 a year. >>> there is a new twist in the allegations of international spying. brazil's government admits it spied on american diplomats. the surveillance occurred in we and 2004 -- in 2003 and 2004. brazil has admitted to spying on diplomats from iran and russia. >>> google is lobbying congress for permission to
CNN
Nov 20, 2013 2:00am PST
amount of money to a nonprofit. >>> kathleen sebelius said hitting the road, visiting miami for the second time in 32 months. highlighting the store of one miami beach man who was able to buy insurance through the healthcare.gov website. sebelius is vowing to finish the job, while avoiding questions for calls for her to step down. >>> president obama was not at the official ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the gettysburg address. the white house said there were scheduling conflicts but the president did put out a rather extraordinary handwritten note that reflects the speech to him. the president writes that sometimes he looks at a copy of the address which is in the white house and thinks about the words that give him and the nation confidence that freedom will prevail. it was really interesting to see this written in the president's own hand. long notes and thoughts. >>> president obama will mark another on anniversary today. the assassination of john f. kennedy. the president and harrisburg harrisburg and former present clinton will wrist the second tear where th
CNN
Nov 3, 2013 3:00am PST
by the end of the month, and in the meantime you can apply the old-fashioned way, by phone. k kathleen sebelius is coming back in front of the senate finance committee. she got a surprise gift. the texas state tennessee handed her a copy of the book "websites for dummies." >>> be sure and look outside at sunrise, because a partial solar eclipse will be visible in some states and it's expected to last less than two minutes. the moon's shadow will make the sun look like a half moon or three quarter moon, so don't look directly at the sun, obviously, and the safest way to view a solar eclipse is through one side of a bough knocka hrurz or telescope. >>> and there were headlines saying he is through playing black characters, noting it has not had a black cast member since 2007. >> so carry washington, of course, a female black actress guest hosted the show last night. >> so sorry to interrupt, oprah winfrey has arrived and would like to pop in and say hello. >> that's wonderful. >> what a nice surprise? >> don't you think you should go and get changed? >> why? >> so oprah can come in? >> o
CNN
Nov 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius weighed in to say there is no plan to help people who lost their health care and now face way higher health care costs. >> there isn't i would say a specific plan. the president has asked to take a look at those coverage options. but there isn't any specific proposal at the table immediately. >> ouch! on top of that republicans put out some shockingly abysmal numbers of enrollment in one city, washington, d.c. jim, another rough day. >> reporter: president obama was down in new orleans. he nounced that fixing the problems playinging the website will be far from it. he did not touch on that apology he offered to americans who were losing their health insurance. officials do insist they're searching for solutions for those consume here's are seeing their coverage canceled. obama care continues to be in critical condition. senate republicans released letters from top insurance companies indicating only five people signed up in washington, d.c. in october. the d.c. officials said those numbers don't show the whole picture of enrollment and intere
CNN
Nov 14, 2013 2:00am PST
have every reason to expect that more people will enroll. >> reporter: a battle embattled with kathleen sebelius claims is improving daily. >> i would say, first of all, it is running right now. every day people are getting enrolled. >> reporter: but mark your calendars for november 30th. the white house says it will be working for, quote, the vast majority of users by the end of the month. >> it is our conviction that we can, with the fixes that are being implemented, reach that goal by goal by november 30th. >> reporter: frantic democrats allowing americans to keep their current insurance plans, an idea white house officials worry could undermine the entire program that has yet to deliver. >> if we have spent 600 million already, does anybody have any idea how much this all is going to cost us in the end? >> our thanks to jim. >>> to the philippines the help is not getting where it is needed. haiyan hit last friday object b object blit rating many towns. take a look at the satellite image. this is tacloban a bustling city full of buildings and this is after. very little remains in tha
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